Sunday, January 15, 2012

Artwork of the Day #9/2012: Hakuin Ekaku (15)

Hakuin Ekaku (1686-1768)
(Copyright owners please read the p.s. below)

Hakuin Ekaku, Hotei's Sound of One Hand (early)

The inscription is:

Hakojô, no matter what you say,
if you don't hear the sound of the one hand,
it's all rubbish !

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P.S. Dear copyright owner of the picture, please contact me, if you don't want to see your picture above in this context! Your picture will of course be instantly removed! Thank you. S.K.G. The picture is taken from the dustcloth of the book: Heinrich Doumoulin, Die Geschichte des Zen-Buddhismus Band 2: Japan. Francke 1986. The Painting is taken from the beautiful volume: The Sound of one Hand. Paintings and Calligraphy by Zen Master Hakuin. Audrey Yoshiko Seo u. Stephen Adiss. Shambala Boston u. London 2010.